§ Mr. Paul Dean
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will now announce the membership of the new social security advisory committee.266W
§ Mr. Patrick Jenkin
I am pleased to announce that, in addition to the chairman-designate, Sir Arthur Armitage, whose appointment I have already announced, the following people have agreed to serve as members of the social security advisory committee for a period of three years from 24 November 1980:
Mr. T. S. McLeod who is an executive director of the Plessey Company Limited and chairman of the social security committee of the Confederation of British Industry. His appointment follows consultations I have undertaken with the Confederation of British Industry.
Mr. P. Jacques who is secretary of the social insurance and industrial welfare committee of the Trades Union Congress (TUC). His appointment follows consultations I have undertaken with the TUC. Mr. Jacques is also a member of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council.
The Reverend Harold Good who is at present a member of the Northern Ireland Supplementary Benefits Commission. His appointment follows consultations I have undertaken with the head of the Department of Health and Social Services for Northern Ireland.
Dr. A. V. Stokes who is a computer scientist and chairman of the Disabled Drivers' Motor Club. He has experience of work among, and of the needs of, chronically sick and disabled people and is himself disabled.
Ms U. Prashar who is a director of the Runnymede Trust and a member of the Arts Council and a member of the Study Commission on the Family.
Mrs. J. Comberlege who is a member of East Sussex county council and chairman of its social services committee.
Mrs. J. Browning who is a member of Strathclyde regional council.
Mrs. J. L. Lysaght who is a member of South Glamorgan county council.
Mr. H. Hodge who is a solicitor and at present a member of the Great Britain Supplementary Benefits Commission.
Dr. R. J. Donaldson who is director of studies at the centre for extension training in community medicine of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. He is a member of the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council and at present of the National Insurance Advisory Committee.
The Social Security Act 1980 permits me to make one further appointment to the committee, but it is my intention to leave a vacancy for the time being.